Meet our Cotton Trail Artists | In January we sent out an announcement about our upcoming project Cotton Trail Art 2020. For that, we were looking for talented cotton trail artists. Many talented young Gambians submitted their art. Ten lucky applicants were chosen after an election. The selection were done by three judges independently scoring all of the artwork that were submitted.
We believe the our cotton can be used for many purposes. For example, to create art using cotton as a canvas. Another could be, using cotton as the material for creating the art – or designing your own interior products!
The artists are all very talented, so we have kept giving them different challenges this year to develop themselves. They have their own style and enjoy testing out new techniques. Painting on cotton as canvas was definitely new to them when they first tried it out. Under mentorship of Bjørg Thorhallsdottir and Njogu Touray they learned quickly and enjoyed the experience!
On behalf of the Cotton Trail Artists, we take projects and assignments that combine their art work and out cotton. So, if you want, you can send us an e-mail if you want a new African Art inspired wall hang, on cotton canvas paintings or other things you may have in mind!
Check out some of the artwork here.